The Kids’ Room–Before & After

Done in my best game show host voice…

IIIIt’s time for another rouundd of BEFORE ANNNND AFTER! 

We’re zooming in on the room that was our home office prior to kids and became the very first room of each kid once they came along.

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Back when it was our home office, it was made up entirely of hand-me-downs except for the duvet (a $7 TJ Maxx clearance find) and maybe some of the diy-ed pillows.  I put in under $100 to get it to girly status for the girls and then maybe another $50 to de-girlify it for Sebastian.  Those numbers would be a lot higher if it weren’t for the numerous hand-me-downs and thrift store finds that fill the room.
 
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So basically, over the past three years and from left to right, there’s a $150 difference.  I used a lot of stuff I had on hand, like the paint for the wall stripes, to get it from start to currently, but even if I had to buy the on-hand stuff initially, it would still be under $200.  I know it’s not something that you’d see in a home magazine but I love that it’s cute and I didn’t have to spend an arm and leg to get it that way.  :)

boy room before  n after

6 comments

  1. I love your style and that you do it super adorable! I hate spending so much on decor so it's an inspiration to see someone doing it on the cheap but just as well as those spending a ton more :)

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    1. Thanks Angie! I think that's what gets me the most excited - making something look like it cost a lot more to do. Sometimes I can pull that off, sometimes I can't. Haha!

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  2. This looks awesome! I love the bold stripes on the wall... so cool. This gives me the confidence to finally finish my girls' room! :) Props for making it look so great AND spending so little!

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  3. I think it's adorable and totally magazine-worthy. I wish we had better thrift stores around here!

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    1. Well thanks Rachel. :) Our thrift stores are always hit-or-miss here! And furniture is usually never good.

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  4. Looks awesome! Those stripes make me think maybe I could go bold one day!

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